Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Judy Collins - Me & My Uncle
MR. KUNSTLER: Who was present at that press conference?
THE WITNESS: There were a number of people who were singers, entertainers. Jerry Rubin was there, Abbie Hoffman was there. Allen Ginsberg was there, and sang a mantra.
MR. KUNSTLER: Now what did you do at that press conference?
THE WITNESS: Well---[sings] "Where have all the flowers---
THE COURT: Just a minute, young lady.
THE WITNESS: [sings] "---where have all the flowers gone?"
DEPUTY MARSHAL JOHN J. GRACIOUS: I'm sorry. The Judge would like to speak to you.
THE COURT: We don't allow any singing in this Court. I'm sorry.
THE WITNESS: May I recite the words?
MR. KUNSTLER: Well, your Honor, we have had films. I think it is as legitimate as a movie. It is the actual thing she did. She sang "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," which is a well-known peace song, and she sang it, and the jury is not getting the flavor.
THE COURT: You asked her what she did, and she proceeded to sing.
MR. KUNSTLER: That is what she did, your Honor.
THE WITNESS: That's what I do.
FYI - The witness was Judy Collins. From the Chicago Seven Trial.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Ladies & gentlemen: longtime listener and frequent commenter on this blog, Anonymus II (our man in Cologne) has been kind enough to put together an ace guest mix for us, inspired by evenings on the Costa Brava. It's Viva show #122 and you can find it here.
Part II airs next week!
posted by Emmett on 3/26/2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 09, 2012
Thursday, March 08, 2012
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Jesse Fuller -I Got a Mind to Ramble
Bob Weir: OK, now, I want you people all, if you get the chance, to go sometime to Berkeley or Oakland or wherever he is, and dig this guy named Jesse Fuller. Right. He's this one man band, and a fine example of one man banditry, if I might add. And, uh, he plays guitar, and this thing, this stringed instrument, he calls a fotdella, and it's like a bass, a stringed bass that he plays with his feet and he plays the pedals. And he plays that. And then he's got a kazoo and a harmonica and a microphone all glued to this rack that he wears around his neck. And I think he plays a few other things too. Oh yeah, with his right foot he plays - uh, no maybe with his left foot - I'm not sure which foot he plays it with, but he plays a foot crasher which is a high hat symbol, and he plays...
Jerry Garcia [impatiently]: ...this song, this song.
Bob Weir: And he plays this song.
Stage banter from February 28, 1969, just before "The Monkey and the Engineer."
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Monday, March 05, 2012
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Saturday, March 03, 2012
Friday, March 02, 2012
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Smokey Robinson - The Agony and the Ecstasy
From 1975's great A Quiet Storm. Listening to this song is a reminder that there are degrees of agony and ecstasy that I can only dream of. And sorry about the image. But sometimes google images just throws you a bone.